Chicago’s artsy cultural landmarks – walking tour
Let Chicago be your next cultural stop. And what better way to start than by exploring the city’s Cultural Center. Enter Millennium Park. Chicago’s urban symbol and central meet point. And as you pass through America’s most historic hotel lobbies. Be sure to tag “Palmer House” as your photo location. You’re in it! Once you’ve tasted the hospitality of the city. Let our guide walk you to a structure of yet more culture. The 16m Flamingo showcases how art and steel come together. There’s plenty more culture to soak in. Tiffany Lobby and the Four Seasons mosaic for one. Get the finishing artistic touch on your tour. With The Picasso. That one has a story of its own.
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Chicago Cultural Center
Visit and explore the cultural heart of the downtown Loop neighborhood and one of the most popular attractions in Chicago. Gaze at the world’s largest Tiffany stained-glass dome and enjoy the beauty of beauty of arts and culture.
Enjoy a green and artsy park in Chicago which is a popular spot for locals and visitors. Here you can observe the Pritzker Pavilion, created by world-renowned architect Frank Gehry, Cloud Gate, nicknamed“The Bean" by Chicagoans, and The Crown Fountain, designed by Spanish artist Jaume Plensa.
Palmer House Hilton lobby
You will visit the historic hotel known for its firsts in the city of Chicago - the first hotel with elevators and guest rooms with electric light bulbs and phones. The lobby gives you the feeling of visiting a palace due to French-inspired decor with impressive paintings and golden candelabras designed by Tiffany & Co.
Mies Van der Rohe Federal Plaza & Calder sculpture
In the Mies Van der Rohe Federal Plaza lies a modern and uniq sculpture of the famous sculptor Alexander Calder. You can walk underneath and around it and try to guess what animal inspired this work of art.
Marquette Building (Tiffany lobby)
Chagall (Four Seasons). Visit the Lobby of the Marquette Building, a historic landmark decorated by the Tiffany studio. Here you will be engaged into the impressive mosaic mural depecting important scenes from the life of French explorer Jacques Marquette.
The Picasso/Daley Plaza
At the Daley Plaza, you will see a controversial nameless sculpture by the famous Pablo Picasso. The meaning of this artpiece was never revealed by the author, so you'll get a chance to guess or make theoaries about it yourself.
The main entrance of "Chicago Cultural Center" (78 E Washington St, Chicago, IL 60602, United States) See Map
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.